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Launches an environment for the specified application using the specified configuration.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--application-name <value>
[--environment-name <value>]
[--group-name <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--cname-prefix <value>]
[--tier <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--version-label <value>]
[--template-name <value>]
[--solution-stack-name <value>]
[--platform-arn <value>]
[--option-settings <value>]
[--options-to-remove <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--application-name (string)

The name of the application that contains the version to be deployed.

If no application is found with this name, CreateEnvironment returns an InvalidParameterValue error.

--environment-name (string)

A unique name for the deployment environment. Used in the application URL.

Constraint: Must be from 4 to 40 characters in length. The name can contain only letters, numbers, and hyphens. It cannot start or end with a hyphen. This name must be unique within a region in your account. If the specified name already exists in the region, AWS Elastic Beanstalk returns an InvalidParameterValue error.

Default: If the CNAME parameter is not specified, the environment name becomes part of the CNAME, and therefore part of the visible URL for your application.

--group-name (string)

The name of the group to which the target environment belongs. Specify a group name only if the environment's name is specified in an environment manifest and not with the environment name parameter. See Environment Manifest (env.yaml) for details.

--description (string)

Describes this environment.

--cname-prefix (string)

If specified, the environment attempts to use this value as the prefix for the CNAME. If not specified, the CNAME is generated automatically by appending a random alphanumeric string to the environment name.

--tier (structure)

This specifies the tier to use for creating this environment.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Name": "string",
  "Type": "string",
  "Version": "string"

--tags (list)

This specifies the tags applied to resources in the environment.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--version-label (string)

The name of the application version to deploy.

If the specified application has no associated application versions, AWS Elastic Beanstalk UpdateEnvironment returns an InvalidParameterValue error.

Default: If not specified, AWS Elastic Beanstalk attempts to launch the sample application in the container.

--template-name (string)

The name of the configuration template to use in deployment. If no configuration template is found with this name, AWS Elastic Beanstalk returns an InvalidParameterValue error.

--solution-stack-name (string)

This is an alternative to specifying a template name. If specified, AWS Elastic Beanstalk sets the configuration values to the default values associated with the specified solution stack.

For a list of current solution stacks, see Elastic Beanstalk Supported Platforms .

--platform-arn (string)

The ARN of the platform.

--option-settings (list)

If specified, AWS Elastic Beanstalk sets the specified configuration options to the requested value in the configuration set for the new environment. These override the values obtained from the solution stack or the configuration template.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceName=string,Namespace=string,OptionName=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "ResourceName": "string",
    "Namespace": "string",
    "OptionName": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--options-to-remove (list)

A list of custom user-defined configuration options to remove from the configuration set for this new environment.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceName=string,Namespace=string,OptionName=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "ResourceName": "string",
    "Namespace": "string",
    "OptionName": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a new environment for an application

The following command creates a new environment for version "v1" of a java application named "my-app":

aws elasticbeanstalk create-environment --application-name my-app --environment-name my-env --cname-prefix my-app --version-label v1 --solution-stack-name "64bit Amazon Linux 2015.03 v2.0.0 running Tomcat 8 Java 8"


  "ApplicationName": "my-app",
  "EnvironmentName": "my-env",
  "VersionLabel": "v1",
  "Status": "Launching",
  "EnvironmentId": "e-izqpassy4h",
  "SolutionStackName": "64bit Amazon Linux 2015.03 v2.0.0 running Tomcat 8 Java 8",
  "CNAME": "",
  "Health": "Grey",
  "Tier": {
      "Type": "Standard",
      "Name": "WebServer",
      "Version": " "
  "DateUpdated": "2015-02-03T23:04:54.479Z",
  "DateCreated": "2015-02-03T23:04:54.479Z"

v1 is the label of an application version previously uploaded with create-application-version.

To specify a JSON file to define environment configuration options

The following create-environment command specifies that a JSON file with the name myoptions.json should be used to override values obtained from the solution stack or the configuration template:

aws elasticbeanstalk create-environment --environment-name sample-env --application-name sampleapp --option-settings file://myoptions.json

myoptions.json is a JSON object defining several settings:

    "Namespace": "aws:elb:healthcheck",
    "OptionName": "Interval",
    "Value": "15"
    "Namespace": "aws:elb:healthcheck",
    "OptionName": "Timeout",
    "Value": "8"
    "Namespace": "aws:elb:healthcheck",
    "OptionName": "HealthyThreshold",
    "Value": "2"
    "Namespace": "aws:elb:healthcheck",
    "OptionName": "UnhealthyThreshold",
    "Value": "3"

For more information, see Option Values in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.


EnvironmentName -> (string)

The name of this environment.

EnvironmentId -> (string)

The ID of this environment.

ApplicationName -> (string)

The name of the application associated with this environment.

VersionLabel -> (string)

The application version deployed in this environment.

SolutionStackName -> (string)

The name of the SolutionStack deployed with this environment.

PlatformArn -> (string)

The ARN of the platform.

TemplateName -> (string)

The name of the configuration template used to originally launch this environment.

Description -> (string)

Describes this environment.

EndpointURL -> (string)

For load-balanced, autoscaling environments, the URL to the LoadBalancer. For single-instance environments, the IP address of the instance.

CNAME -> (string)

The URL to the CNAME for this environment.

DateCreated -> (timestamp)

The creation date for this environment.

DateUpdated -> (timestamp)

The last modified date for this environment.

Status -> (string)

The current operational status of the environment:

  • Launching : Environment is in the process of initial deployment.
  • Updating : Environment is in the process of updating its configuration settings or application version.
  • Ready : Environment is available to have an action performed on it, such as update or terminate.
  • Terminating : Environment is in the shut-down process.
  • Terminated : Environment is not running.

AbortableOperationInProgress -> (boolean)

Indicates if there is an in-progress environment configuration update or application version deployment that you can cancel.

true: There is an update in progress.

false: There are no updates currently in progress.

Health -> (string)

Describes the health status of the environment. AWS Elastic Beanstalk indicates the failure levels for a running environment:

  • Red : Indicates the environment is not responsive. Occurs when three or more consecutive failures occur for an environment.
  • Yellow : Indicates that something is wrong. Occurs when two consecutive failures occur for an environment.
  • Green : Indicates the environment is healthy and fully functional.
  • Grey : Default health for a new environment. The environment is not fully launched and health checks have not started or health checks are suspended during an UpdateEnvironment or RestartEnvironement request.

Default: Grey

HealthStatus -> (string)

Returns the health status of the application running in your environment. For more information, see Health Colors and Statuses .

Resources -> (structure)

The description of the AWS resources used by this environment.

LoadBalancer -> (structure)

Describes the LoadBalancer.

LoadBalancerName -> (string)

The name of the LoadBalancer.

Domain -> (string)

The domain name of the LoadBalancer.

Listeners -> (list)

A list of Listeners used by the LoadBalancer.


Describes the properties of a Listener for the LoadBalancer.

Protocol -> (string)

The protocol that is used by the Listener.

Port -> (integer)

The port that is used by the Listener.

Tier -> (structure)

Describes the current tier of this environment.

Name -> (string)

The name of this environment tier.

Type -> (string)

The type of this environment tier.

Version -> (string)

The version of this environment tier. When you don't set a value to it, Elastic Beanstalk uses the latest compatible worker tier version.


This member is deprecated. Any specific version that you set may become out of date. We recommend leaving it unspecified.

EnvironmentLinks -> (list)

A list of links to other environments in the same group.


A link to another environment, defined in the environment's manifest. Links provide connection information in system properties that can be used to connect to another environment in the same group. See Environment Manifest (env.yaml) for details.

LinkName -> (string)

The name of the link.

EnvironmentName -> (string)

The name of the linked environment (the dependency).

EnvironmentArn -> (string)

The environment's Amazon Resource Name (ARN), which can be used in other API requests that require an ARN.